Mother Blamed for Baby’s Vaccine Injuries – Baby Adopted Out as Parents Face Jail


Mother Blamed for Baby’s Vaccine Injuries – Baby Adopted Out as Parents Face Jail


by Health Impact News/ Staff

In December 2013, in the State of Florida, Ms. Rebecca Wood gave birth to Javoni, a seven-pound baby boy with mild infant jaundice. Doctors assured her that jaundice was relatively common in newborns and told her that he would recover from the condition in a few days.

Although his health initially improved, his health deteriorated significantly within hours of receiving a series of routine vaccinations just eight weeks later. Rebecca explained:

Immediately after his two-month routine vaccinations, my son became very ill. He had constant diarrhea. Diarrhea after vaccinations is not uncommon; however, his diarrhea continued for days.

We took him to the emergency room, concerned since his diarrhea had not stopped. They transferred him to the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital due to elevated temperature and ultimately he was admitted. They did various blood tests and gave him antibiotics. The diarrhea continued.

He was released from the hospital after three nights with antibiotics. We followed up with his pediatrician’s office because we were still concerned that the diarrhea had not stopped. He also was not gaining any weight. The doctors did not appear to be very concerned.

One evening, Javoni was coughing non-stop. I called the after-hours nurse and they advised that he sleep in his bouncer. He started spitting up more than normal. Once again, [we took] a trip to the pediatrician and their solution was to provide him with Zantac for possible acid reflux.

The vaccinations that Javoni received were the following:

  • DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis)
  • IPV (inactivated polio)
  • HIB (haemophilus influenzae type B)
  • PVC 13 (pneumococcal conjugate vaccine)
  • Rota (rotavirus)
  • Hep B (hepatitis B)

Despite his mother following all of the pediatrician’s advice, instead of improving as one would expect, Javoni’s health continued to deteriorate. A few days later, Rebecca was devastated to discover that her son’s arm appeared to be hanging limp.


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